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Travel Assistance Award Program


The ADVANCE at WSU Travel Assistance Award Program is an initiative designed to support conference travel for women and diverse faculty, with diversity defined in terms of under-represented minority (URM) status, in any discipline at WSU. The aim of the program is to recognize faculty impactful in their field, and to -promote scholarship and career development by providing a travel grant to support attendance at national conferences or international scientific meetings to present significant/novel findings. Specifically, this program supports travel of dependents required to complete scientific presentations. The Travel Assistance Award Program is open to all tenure-track and tenured otherwise eligible faculty.  For tenured faculty, this initiative is intended to help grantees through the promotion process, and to encourage more women and URM faculty to seek leadership roles in their discipline/field of inquiry.

The ADVANCE at WSU Travel Assistance Award Program provides funding for proposals that involve invited and/or accepted presentations at national and international conferences offering unique scholarship, career, and/or leadership advancement opportunities for eligible WSU faculty.

Funding requests must demonstrate considerable potential for providing career advancement opportunities and/or assist in reducing barriers for eligible WSU faculty as previously defined: women diverse faculty who self-identify as URM, designated according to the NSF definition to include African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanic Americans. Within one year of the completion of grant activities, grant recipients must provide a brief report on their experience with the Travel Assistance Award Program.  Additionally, ADVANCE at WSU will conduct a one-year follow up with each grant recipient.

Questions and Proposal Submission:

Masha Gartstein, Ph.D.
ADVANCE at WSU External Mentor Program
ADVANCE at WSU Lighty Building
Room 190F  P.O. Box 641061
Pullman, WA 99164-1061

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Click HERE for the Travel Assistance Award Program Brochure

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